Before Jeffrey Dahmer was one of America's most notorious serial killers, he was just an awkward teen. He collected road kill, had an obsession with the neighborhood jogger, made scenes at school, and his family life was a mess. But sometime in 1978, his behavior went from awkward to stone-cold killer. Based on the graphic novel by Derf Backderf, the film is slated for release this fall.
For their next brick blockbuster, Warner Bros. is going ninja. The film takes place in Ninjago City, where Master Builder Lloyd and a group of secret ninja warriors — led by Master Wu — try to take down the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd's deadbeat dad. The voice cast includes Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Olivia Munn, and Jackie Chan, and is slated for release September 22, 2017.
The father of the zombie film never intended to be the father of the zombie film — it just worked out that way. When George Romero made Night of the Living Dead, it was a post-apocalyptic movie that just happened to have zombies. And the rest, as they, is history. Ryan Hollinger digs up the details on accidental history of one of films favorite monsters.
They've saved cities, planets, galaxies — but can they save the universe from the end of everything? Marvel goes slightly buddy cop in Thor: Ragnarok, with the god of thunder and protector of man teaming up with a man — albeit a man with two personalities. Loki and Valkyrie join with Thor and the Hulk to thwart Hela, goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett. Thor: Ragnarok comes to theaters November 3, 2017.
Based on Ernest Cline's best-selling novel, the first look at Ready Player One is Spielberg at his best. The sci-fi heavy feature takes us to a dystopian 2045 where the only escape from the depressing reality is a virtual reality — the OASIS. Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and T. J. Miller, the film is slated for release March 30, 2018.
Shortly after the events of Batman v Superman, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince set out to assemble the ultimate team of superheroes for Zack Snyder's second DC film. The pair will try to woo the likes of Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash to help save humanity from Steppenwolf and the Parademons, which is sure to bring plenty of action and CGI destruction. Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot return and are joined by Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher when the League unites November 17, 2017.
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If you thought Jigsaw was dead, you thought wrong. Because it's always the right time for a reboot, Dr. Gordon is at it again, trapping people in puzzles with lots of sharp objects that usually lead to being dead. Jigsaw comes to theaters October 27, 2017.
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson meet up outside the Marvel Universe, and it looks like there's going to be plenty of action, comedy, and Motherf*ckers. The former is sent as a bodyguard for the latter in a strange world where Samuel L. Jackson needs protection. Yeah, he doesn't think so either. That's why Reynolds ends up chasing Jackson through a series of gunfire, car chases, and explosions, all set to Whitney Houston's "'I Will Always Love You." Also starring Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek, the modern-day Bodyguard is slated for release August 18, 2017.
Netflix's newest feature film imagines a Los Angeles where humans, orcs, and elves all live in harmony. Well, not exactly harmony because Will Smith and his partner Joel Edgerton police the city, trying to keep all of these mythical creatures in line. Headed by Suicude Squad director David Ayer, the film is set for streaming December 22, 2017.
John Boyega has been a busy man. With two Star Wars films under his belt, he's now joining the Jaeger Uprising. In the first glimpse at the Pacific Rim sequel, the Jaeger corps is recruiting new pilots for their alien-fighting machines. Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman will reprise their rose along with newcomers John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Jing Tian. Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, the film is scheduled for release February 23, 2018.
The headquarters of the Kingsmen has been destroyed and the world is in need of saving — again. Our hero Eggsy and the rest of the independent international spies are going to need some help this time, and they find it across the Atlantic. The Statesmen, a spy agency from the US with a very similar history to their British counterparts, joins the Kingsmen to rescue the globe from their common enemy. All-star doesn't even begin to describe the cast, with Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Sir Elton John, Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, and Mark Strong in an amazing ensemble. Kingsmen: The Golden Circle comes to theaters September 22, 2017.
Director Chris Nolan's WWII epic Dunkirk is the biggest 70mm release in 25 years. Just as the days of large format film seemed to be on the verge of disappearing, directors like Tarantino and Nolan have brought it back. Nolan himself explains why shooting in 70mm was critical to his creative vision for Dunkirk, and how the effect is like "virtual reality without the goggles." Dunkirk releases in the US July 19, 2017.
In June of 2013, a wildfire broke out in Yarnell, Arizona. It was the deadliest wildfire the US has seen in over 20 years, claiming the lives of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. In this biopic, director Joseph Kosinski will tell the true story of the elite team of firefighters that fought the flames and ultimately lost their lives in the process. Starring Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, and Taylor Kitsch, the film is slated for release October 20, 2017.
During the Cold War, a lonely janitor stumbles upon a secret government project — a merman being held in captivity. An unlikely friendship ensues that threatens them both when Elisa, the janitor, tries to help him escape. From director Guillermo De Toro, The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins and Michael Shannon. The film comes to theaters December 8, 2017.
A killer is decapitating his victims and leaving a strange calling card at the scene of the crimes — snowmen. Investigator Harry Hole discovers the link between the murders and begins a cat-and-mouse hunt for the person responsible. Based on the Harry Hole novels by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø, The Snowman stars Rebecca Ferguson, Michael Fassbender, Val Kilmer, and comes to theaters October 20, 2017.
Wes Anderson's color palette. Quinton Tarantino's trunk shots. Every director has signature trademarks that make their film's uniquely their's. Christopher Nolan is no exception. From his nonlinear storylines to his character's split-personalities, a dozen key characteristics can be spotted throughout the scenes in every one of Nolan's projects.
Gal Gadot is blowing up box offices with her portrayal of the comic book hero Wonder Woman. With the Amazonian Princess back in the spotlight, a film detailing her origin seems like a no-brainer. Based on a true story, this biopic follows the life of Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston during the time he created the fictional character and also reveals the inspiration behind her — his wife and their lover. Starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women is due out October 27, 2017.
Man and dogs have been inseparable since the dawn of time — or at least the last 20,000 years. Taking place during Europe's Ice Age, a young hunter makes an unlikely ally in a lone wolf. The pair endures the harsh elements and the dangers of an unpredictable wilderness as they journey back to their tribe in the origin story of man's best friend. Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela and Jens Hultén, the film is slated for release March 2, 2018.
It's a movie about the worst movie ever made and it stars James Franco. Besides the appalling irony, the story of the making of 2003's cult phenomenon The Room also stars Seth Rogan, and Franco does make a convincing Tommy Wiseau. The Disaster Artist comes to theaters December 1, 2017.
Directed by Selma's Ava DuVernay, Disney is giving Madeleine L'Engle's novel a live-action adaptation. The film will star Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine in a sci-fi fantasy full of CGI worlds and over-the-top makeup. You can get your first look now, but you'll have to wait until March 9, 2018 to see the entire thing.
In a future of a disintegrating society, blade runner Officer K stumbles upon a secret that could shred what's left. The discovery puts Officer K on the hunt for Rick Deckard, a blade runner who disappeared thirty years ago. Starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto, the sequel to the legendary Blade Runner comes to theaters October 6, 2017.
It's not a trailer but it's the next best thing. This behind-the-scenes featurette from D23 2017 gives some new looks at the latest Star Wars film. Careful not to give too much away, the video shares clips of sets, locations, lightsaber training, and shots of characters both new and old. Piece together what you can for now, but you'll have to wait until December 15th to get the full story.
In one of the most legendary meetings of martial artists ever, Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man faced off against each other in 1964. Bruce Lee had been teaching martial arts to whites in the San Francisco area, drawing the ire of other local teachers. After Lee had a note hand delivered to Man, the fight was on. Birth of the Dragon comes to theaters August 25, 2017.
It was the darkest hour in the history of England — and it would turn out to be their finest. Led by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the UK was staring down the barrel of Nazi Germany. Under pressure to make a peace deal that would turn the country into a German puppet state, Churchill refused and spurred Britain to fight back. An unrecognizable Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, coming to theaters November 22, 2017.
Cinematographer Tom Lowe is taking the time-lapse to another level. Awaken is a wordless look at humans, technology, and how it shapes our relationship to the world around us. Filmed over five years in 30 countries, Lowe developed some new tech to capture incredible footage from the skyline of Dubai to the northern lights.
If you're going to play a lethal assassian, you're going to have to fight like one. Charlize Theron did just that while preparing for her role as MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton. In this Atomic Blonde featurette, Theron, dierctor David Leitch, and stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave reveal the intese training that went down to create the fight choregraphy for the film. More impressive than that, she did all of the stunts herself.
After five years, Seann William Scott is finally returning as Doug "The Thug". The sequel to 2012's Goon finds the aging hockey star as a soon-to-be dad fighting for a comeback. Along with the return of Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, and Jay Baruchel, the film will also welcome newcomers Elisha Cuthbert, Wyatt Russell, and T.J. Miller. Although Canadians got first dibs when Last of the Enforcers was released in March, the film will have a U.S. premiere September 1, 2017.
Hollywood loves criminals, and so do we. Outlaws, gangsters, thieves, and murderers have made some of the most memorable onscreen appearances in movie history, and trying to pick the 10 best crimes would be tough. CineFix did it, and while it wouldn't be exactly what we'd pick, it's a strong showing of our love affair with crime.